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The Effect of Day Care on Children

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The Effect of Day Care on Children
Because many stay at home mothers are entering the work force, there is a higher demand for day care centers for the mothers’ children. The topic of day care centers and whether they are beneficial to young children is becoming discussed more frequently. An increasing number of parents are becoming more cautious about the type of childcare they choose for their children. Some parents are adhering to the traditional way of raising their children by staying at home and caring for them. However, other parents have no other option other than to send their children to a day care facility due to both parents’ work schedules. Researchers have performed studies in which they examined children’s development in different child care settings and the effect those types of daycares have on them.
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Mothers who decide their job is to stay at home and raise their children instead of continuing with their career, argue that there are many negative effects of daycare. One of the negative consequences of sending a child to daycare is that he or she is at a greater risk for becoming ill more often. CNN contributor Denise Mann (2010) wrote that babies under two and a half years old are diagnosed with more ear and respiratory infections in a day care center than at home. Mann also shared a story about a working mother of two who was constantly at the hospital or doctor’s office with her sick daughters. The doctor told the mother that although her daughters were sick at that time, their immune systems would be stronger by the time they began to attend elementary school. Children who attend day care have a health advantage, even though it may not seem like an advantage at that time. The doctor stated that the child...

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In this essay, the author

  • Explains that many stay-at-home mothers are entering the work force and there is a higher demand for day care centers for their children.
  • Explains that some mothers decide to keep their children at home because they do not want their child to become aggressive or impulsive. studies have also concluded that behavioral problems can emerge from a child’s sleeping habits.
  • Explains that each child develops his or her social, academic, and cognitive skills differently. some children are best suited for homecare, while others for daycare.
  • Argues that children who attend daycare are at a greater risk of developing ear and respiratory infections.
  • Explains that mothers who support daycares argue that day care is necessary for cognitive, academic, and social development. maureen o’hara (2010) conducted a study in ireland that improved child care facilities.
  • Explains that a community-based study of sleep and behaviour problems in 12- to 36-month-old children. child: care, health & development, 38(3), 379-389.
  • Evaluates the effectiveness of an early childhood obesity prevention program in a childcare center setting.
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